Memorial Weekend is just around the corner, and that
means grilling season is officially here! At The Landing at Briarcliff we have
some fantastic new grills
in our poolside grilling and dining area, but no matter where you’re
grilling this season do more than just burgers and dogs, and more than just
dinner! Make the most of the warm weather and spend as much time outdoors as
possible by grilling breakfast, lunch, and dinner – not to mention dessert and
drinks! Read on for inspiration and try something new out this weekend!
If you’ve ever gone camping you know that most foods
taste better when cooked over an open flame, and breakfast is no exception! If
you have a griddle or cast iron skillet you could make classics like eggs and
pancakes, but with just slight modifications you won’t need any extra expensive
equipment! You can grill bacon (especially thicker cut) directly on the grill, then
get some skewers and try out these Grilled
French Toast Kebabs to go with the bacon! You can even put a grilled twist
on a classic brunch drink with this Grilled
Gazpacho Bloody Mary!
If you’re spending all day outside you don’t want to have
to come inside for lunch! You also probably want something lighter but filling
enough to give you enough energy to last to dinner. That’s where the humble sandwich
comes in! Growing up there’s a good chance you had peanut butter and jelly or
deli meat sandwiches in between bouts of swimming or playground activities, so
add a more grown-up twist on childhood favorites by grilling them! For example,
Cubano Sandwich is the perfect complement to several hours in the sun,
especially paired with Grilled
Lemon Limeade (add a splash of vodka or rum for the adults)!
There’s nothing wrong with ending a long day in the sun
with some grilled burgers and dogs, but even these classics can get old if you’re
eating them multiple times a week. This summer step out of your comfort zone
and try something new on the grill for dinner! Think about different proteins, or
even meatless options like this Memphis-Style
Dry-Rub BBQ Tofu! Grill all your sides, or the different components of a
side in the case of salads. Add some char and smoke to your favorite cocktail,
too, like this Grilled
Pineapple Mai Tai.
If you’ve grilled everything so far, don’t stop with
dessert! If you’re wanting to go a healthier route, there are many fruits in
season that would be perfect for the grill. Melons and stone fruit especially
are great, just make sure to keep the pieces large enough that they don’t fall
through the grates! If you’re wanting something more decedent or reminiscent of
childhood you could try these Smores Hand Pies.
Want to drink your dessert? Try this Grilled
Peach Bourbon Smash as a nightcap to a wonderful day outdoors.
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